+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #839769 +++
Description of problem:
It is not clear from /etc/whois.conf in which format should be IDN domains entered. This worked for me:
$ idn --help
-a, --idna-to-ascii Convert to ACE according to IDNA (default mode)
$ idn -a امارات
$ cat /etc/whois.conf
# whois configuration file
# This file can contain details of alternative whois servers to use if
# the compiled in servers are not suitable. Each entry is a single
# text line and consists of a regular expression pattern to match and
# the whois server to be used for it, separated by blank space.
# \.nz$ nz.whois-servers.net
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. See above
Not obvious how to enter IDN in whois.conf
It should be - simple comment will be enough
whois-5.0.17-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
whois-5.0.17-2.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing whois-5.0.17-2.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
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whois-5.0.17-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
whois-5.0.17-2.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.